Ural Mari, Fyodor Telkov / 3 novembre ‘18

Original Story on Calvert Journal ︎

Interview by Liza Premiyak: “Ural Mari by Fyodor Telkov explores the sacred site of Kjusjo-kuryk (Prayer Mountain) near the village of Bolshaya Tavra, the only remaining place of worship for the Ural Mari people. In the 16th century, following Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s siege of Kazan, the Mari population fled to the east to evade high taxes and forced Christianisation. This group formed the Eastern Mari people, whose descendants now live in the south-western part of the Sverdlovsk region — the Middle Urals — and are known today as the Ural Mari.” (...)